Cheese and onion quiche with fennel seeds

cheese & onion quiche with fennel seeds

Fragrant fennel seeds add a tasty twist to this deliciously simple cheese and onion quiche. It makes a perfect light lunch or easy dinner. As Pesach approaches, I’ve started my annual ’emptying of the freezer’ ritual. I’ve never yet managed to get it completely empty but we do usually get…

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Gnocchi with cavolo nero and cream

Gnocchi with cavolo nero and cream

We occasionally get cavolo nero in our organic vegetable box and I’m never very good at coming up with ideas to use it. More often than not it just ends up steamed or sautéed and served as a (boring) side vegetable, and the bunch that was languishing in the fridge…

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Beetroot spaghetti with goats cheese

beetroot spaghetti with goats cheese

Kipper and I just had an overnight stay in London, which was her first ever sleepover at a friend’s house – exciting stuff! Amazingly, the two littl’uns went to sleep without too much fuss, leaving their parents to sit and gossip and eat biscuits late into the night. Rock and…

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Polenta and cheese scones

polenta and cheese scones

This weekend, we visited Burwash Manor, just outside Cambridge, which is home to some fabulous independent shops arranged around a farm courtyard. I had Kipper and DH in tow, so didn’t get to do too much in the way of browsing, apart from five minutes in the lovely toyshop to…

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Cauliflower with anchovy and garlic

cauliflower with anchovy, garlic, parmesan and pasta.

Kipper was dancing round the kitchen, singing, “ANCHOVIES! YUMMY ANCHOVIES!” This is normal behaviour for a pre-schooler, right? She was certainly very enthusiastic about this dish, although both she and DH thought that there weren’t enough “YUMMY ANCHOVIES” in it. We had to intervene to stop her eating them whole,…

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Peperonata – Italian pepper loveliness!

pepperonata

Kipper loves peppers. She once had a meltdown in a supermarket because she wanted to buy a huge yellow one. When we got home, I was unpacking the shopping and turned around to find that she’d taken it out of the bag and was chomping away on it as though…

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Quesadilla pizza hybrid

quesadilla-pizza

I had been planning to make pizza for dinner, to use up some mozzarella and assorted vegetables that were in the fridge. I told Kipper, thinking that we could have some fun making the dough together, stretching it out, doing the toppings… “I don’t like pizza!” Really? You always liked…

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